Next WDYTYA? Live show to be held in Birmingham

By Jon Bauckham, 23 June 2014 - 8:46am

Organisers have confirmed that Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2015 will be held at the Birmingham NEC between 16-18 April

The NEC in Birmingham is the new home of the WDYTYA? Live show (Credit: Alamy)

Following months of speculation within the family history community, it has been confirmed that the world’s biggest genealogy event will be moving to a new home when it returns next year.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live, which has been held at the London Olympia since 2004, is now scheduled to take place at the NEC in Birmingham between 16-18 April 2015.

Falling slightly later in the calendar than the traditional February show, the team planning the event hopes that relocating to the Midlands will enable more visitors to attend than ever before.

As well as improved public transport links to the rest of the UK, the new venue also boasts 16,500 car parking spaces – crucial for exhibitors planning to bring down equipment for the full three days.

While a schedule has not yet been finalised, the NEC show is expected to follow a similar format to the previous events in the capital.

Sponsored by Ancestry.co.uk, visitors will be able to attend specialist workshops, consult leading genealogists and meet celebrities from the Who Do You Think You Are? television series.

“I’m really excited about the move,” said show director Andy Healy.

“For years, we’ve had calls to take the show to a more central location, so I’m glad we can finally deliver on this. It’s only a short trip for our regulars in the South East and will really open up the opportunities for more visitors and exhibitors.”
 

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► Full details will be made available at www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com

 

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